The capital and largest city in Portugal, Lisbon is also one of the oldest cities in the world and the oldest city in Western Europe, it predates Rome, London and Paris by centuries!
Lisbon's Humberto Delgado International Airport (LIS) is 7km from the city.
Emirates has 2 flights a day from Dubai to Lisbon, arriving at 12.35pm and 7.40pm, journey time is around 8hrs.
Feira da Ladra flea market
Alfama and Belem neighbourhoods
Santa Justa Elevator
National Tile Museum
St George's Castle
Over the last 3,000 years Lisbon has been inhabited and/or ruled by Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, the Arabic Moors, the Christian Crusaders, Spanish and French.
The Famous Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama discovered the sea route from Lisbon to India at the end of the 15th century. The city's wealth increased as they traded with Africa, Europe, the Far East and even Brazil once gold was found there in the 1800s. As such the city developed into one of the most cosmopolitan spots on the planet.
On the 1st of November 1755 a series of 3 huge earthquakes devastated the city, fires and a tsunami followed and ensured most of the city was destroyed and around 30% of the population was killed